Let’s say you decide to mix up your own Michelada using Don Chelada’s original mix. In seconds, you’ll have a delicious beer cocktail ready to go. But wait! What about the garnish and the rim? The vibrant Michelada color looks amazing in a clear glass with all types of appetizing garnishes. So why not challenge your beer cocktail creativity? You could go with the Bloody Mary effect and add a celery stick, but don’t stop there.
What about alternating shrimp, green olives and cherry tomatoes on a small-to-medium sized skewer? Placed inside the drink, this combination will add more color and lots of interest. Maybe switch out the shrimp for pepperoni. A vegetable-themed garnish could include sliced cucumbers and miniature peppers.
If you simply want fruit, expand your lime garnish to also include oranges and/or lemons. (It’s fairly easy to create lemon or lime twists for a colorful touch.) Garnishes can be slipped onto a skewer, or they can simply sit on the rim. They can also be floated on top of the drink, as in cocktail onions or a dash of hot sauce.
For get-togethers, you can prepare a wide variety of garnishes before your guests arrive. When it’s time to make the Micheladas, your guests can then choose what they would like to top their drink with to make it their own! Before adding any garnishes, be sure to rim your glass, if desired, with our beer salt, regular salt or a seasoned salt. Cut a fresh lime and slide around lip of serving glass. You may also simply wet the rim. Place the salt in a glass-rimmer or a shallow plate, and then dip the rim of your glass in the salt. Here’s a quick rundown of some garnishes to consider for your next Michelada:
- Limes, lemons and oranges
- Pickled vegetables
- Cocktail onions
- Celery or carrot sticks
- Cherry tomatoes
- Shrimp or crab
- Pepperoni or bacon